Arena bids for NCAA games

November 01, 1991

A decision on whether the Baltimore Arena will play host to first- and second-round games of the 1995 NCAA basketball tournament is expected in early December.

Dr. Charles Brown, athletic director at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, submitted an application in August. Bill Hancock, who is on the NCAA committee, visited Baltimore last week to look at the facilities. Brown said Baltimore was being considered as one of "three strong" candidates for the 1995 Southeast regional games, but he did not know the others.

"We put together a good day and a half for him, including a meeting with the mayor, a look at hotels, sightseeing, a tour of the arena and even a tour of the new baseball stadium," Brown said. "We were told it was one of the better presentations. He felt the hotel accommodations were the best of the any of the first-and second-round sites."

The Baltimore Arena seats 13,000, more than the 12,000 necessarygames. If Baltimore is selected, Brown hopes UMBC can work with the University of Maryland at Baltimore to serve as host schools.

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